I know it has been a long time since I updated on Benji or his family, but I have tried to update as I feel led. I have honestly meant to give an update before now, and share some of what has been going on, but as you all know my blog process has been "under construction" so to speak.
No time for rambling or catching up at the moment, sadly, as I must cut to the chase. Benji is in Cleveland Clinic having surgery RIGHT NOW to remove MORE infection that just will not clear up and abscesses that will just not seem to go away, and after that the doctor will begin exploratory surgery. The family was told "not to expect good news."
Benji has shared that he has received the call to preach. (I will share more on this later) Benji is trusting in God to take care of him. It may not be how WE would think he needs taking care of, but I KNOW there can be a better life for Benji here on Earth. I believe his time doesn't have to be shortened by his Crohn's because God has ALL power over such things, and God knew this was going to happen long before that first test came back with a negative report. God has had his hand on Benji all along, and we ask for guidance today for the doctors who are operating, for peace and strength for the family and for healing, peace, spiritual, mental, physical strength for Benji to help him through this part of his journey. And please also remember Sweet Sarah, as she had to be left at home with her grandmother and other close family, because she does not do well with having to be separated from her family at times like these, but it was not possible for her to go.
I will update on Benji's condition as soon as I know something. The family is grateful for, and requested, all your prayers.